Now that she’s off The View, Rosie O’Donnell is enjoying her family. Rosie and Vivienne, 4, were snapped during a boating excursion in Nyack, New York, on Sunday. Rosie, who asked ABC for an early release from her contract, has said she is “not sorry” to be leaving her co-hosting gig on the talk show. Barbara Walters has implored Rosie to return to the show.
Rosie has four children: Parker Jaren O’Donnell, 12, Chelsea Belle O’Donnell, 9, Blake Christopher O’Donnell, 7, and Vivienne Rose O’Donnell, 4. All of Rosie’s children are adopted except for Vivienne. Rosie’s partner, Kelli O’Donnell, gave birth to Vivienne.
Personally, it seems that this whole Rosie vs Elisabeth Hasselbeck thing has gotten ridiculously out of hand. All the drama seems pretty silly. I don’t watch The View but am aware of the situation through all the media coverage.
Interestingly, Rosie is a third cousin to Bridget Moynahan on her father’s side, a fact that Rosie didn’t know until Bridget was a guest on “The View!”